Pulse

1969

Dir. Peter Spoecker, 16mm B/W Sound 00:11:00

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By Peter Spoecker (B.Y.M Productions). The multi-award winning animation film in which abstract and representational figures constantly metamorphose into each other, accompanied by electronically manipulated and electronic sounds. Two artists spent over a year of full time to execute the more than 6000 drawings used, many of which were created while under the influence of hallucinogens. '...lively and hypnotic film.' - MEDIA & METHODS. 'The exuberant calligraphic metamorphoses of Peter Spoecker's wonderful PULSE seem closest to the center of a film enterprise that is, ultimately, committed to the impulse to new movement in its own forms. PULSE is all drawn in black and white, and it adopts styles ranging from pre-Columbian art to Art Nouveau with extraordinary feeling for the ways in which anything can become anything else. In a sense it is all a game - but a game of profound gracefulness, precise intelligence, and exciting beauty.' - Roger Greenspan, 'The New York Times'. '...intellectually intriguing ... its' black lines on a white background evolve like some fluid, turned-on cobweb into scores of drawings large and small.' - John Crittenden, 'Film Showcase'.

[Source: Creative Film Society Catalog, 1975]